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Gingerbread Men

Ingredients

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Directions

Cookies:
  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, then molasses. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough into 2 halves. Wrap; chill 2 hours.

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. On a well-floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut shapes with assorted-size gingerbread cookie cutters; transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Reroll scraps; cut. Repeat with rest of dough.

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  • Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Decorate with Royal Icing (recipe follows) and assorted candies. Makes 2-1/2 dozen assorted-size cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Gingerbread Men)

134 calories; 3 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 62 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 2 g protein;

Royal Icing

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  • In a medium-size bowl, combine confectioners sugar, powdered egg whites and water. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute to blend, then increase speed to high and beat 5 minutes until thick and shiny. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a round tip, or a resealable plastic bag; snip small corner off bag. Pipe icing over cookies. Makes 1-1/2 cups icing.

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